host: we got that point. is foreign-aid part of the equation? guest: yes, it would be subject to cut. it always comes up in discussions about the budget. people think that is an area to cut first. it is a relatively small slice of the budget, so even a "you eliminate it entirely, it would not have a huge effect on the overall -- even a call you cut that entirely, it would not have a huge effect on the overall budget. host: the white house report came out last month, a state- by-state report about the facts of sequestration. this speaks to alabama, teachers and schools, public health, child care, head start, vaccines for kids, all of that, and more, being cut. where else can folks find information about the details of the sequester? for federal employees, how about the process itself? you mentioned they will get written notice.